The last giveaway of 2014 is a special Cleo Coyle one. Once Upon a Grind, the latest book in Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series, came out Dec. 2. And, the author has offered a personally inscribed copy of the first edition hardback. A little summary - "When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for a Fairy Tale Fall event, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets...
Or, you could win an autographed audio CD of Holiday Buzz, the New York Times bestselling holiday mystery, published in book form in 2012. It just came out this year in audio from Blackstone, and is already an audio CD bestseller for them. Here's the description of the CD story. "Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows to put the killer on ice... At the Great New York Cookie Swap, pastry chefs bake up their very best for charity. Clare is in charge of the beverage service, and her famous Fa-la-la-la Lattes make the gathering even merrier. But her high spirits come crashing down to earth when she discovers the battered body of a hard-working baker's assistant. Police suspect a serial attacker whose escalating crimes have become known as "The Christmas Stalkings." Clare's boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, finds reason to believe even more sinister forces are involved. Clare isn't so sure, until she finds a second bludgeoned baker and becomes a target herself. Now Clare must investigate "Saint Nick," crash a pro-hockey party, and dodge a pair of reality TV divas--because she's not going to rest until justice is served."
Which autographed item would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Please include your name and mailing address. Your subject headings should read either "Win Once Upon a Grind" or "Win Holiday Buzz." The contest will end Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 PM ET. I'll notify Cleo Coyle as soon as I can, and you'll hear from the author to find out how you would like your item personalized.
Thank you for participating in all the contests in 2014. There will be new ones in 2015, but I'm taking a holiday break so I don't have to go to the post office. (smile)